Amelia jenks bloomer

Amelia Jenks
[jengks] /dʒɛŋks/ (Show IPA), 1818–94, U.S. social reformer and women’s-rights leader.
a plant that flowers, esp in a specified way: a night bloomer
(Brit, informal) a stupid mistake; blunder
(Brit) a medium-sized loaf, baked on the sole of the oven, glazed and notched on top

1730, agent noun from bloom (v.).


A blunder; boner, goof: a ”bloomer” by Truman and Marshall about a grave that was not there/ This dictionary, I’m afraid, is scarcely free of bloomers

[Australian 1880s+; fr the phrase ”a blooming error”]

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